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Training and Education

The mission of the Oklahoma State University Psychiatry Residency is to foster clinical excellence, leadership, and scholarship. Graduates of the program work in every clinical practice setting, and lead clinical and research teams nationwide.


We approach the training mission systematically by combining closely-supervised intensive clinical experiences in multiple settings with a comprehensive didactic program. Experiences are aligned with the health care reform demands of the contemporary era in giving residents clinical responsibilities within an integrated continuum of progressive complexity on the wards and in the clinics. Mentorship and elective experiences beginning in the PGY1 year and continuing throughout training provide residents with the opportunity to explore specific areas for professional development and master a topic area more deeply.


Our ultimate goals are to open the field of psychiatry to our residents and to help them become both broadminded and critical thinkers.

Residency Clinical Training Sites

OSU Medical Center

744 West 9th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127-9020


Rotations: Outpatient Pediatrics, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry


The country's largest single site osteopathic hospital, the OSU Medical Center (formerly TRMC), is located just blocks from the main College campus.


What began as Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital by a group of pioneering D.O.'s in 1944 has grown to become one of the nation’s largest osteopathic health care centers. The OSU Medical Center is a flagship hospital in eastern Oklahoma. Licensed for 426 beds, with premier emergency and outpatient programs, it is poised for great outreach and growth in the 21st century.


The OSU Medical Center is committed to quality patient care. Because the medical center sees a wide variety of high acuity cases, the postgraduate training programs are seen as a critical priority by the medical center staff and administration.

Annually, OSUMC:

  • Admits over 13,000 patients
  • Experiences over 30,000 emergency room visits
  • Experiences over 25,000 outpatient visits
  • Performs nearly 4,000 surgi-center (outpatient)
  • Performs nearly 3,500 inpatient procedures


Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health

2323 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK 74114


Rotations: Inpatient Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry


Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health is an adult crisis center that provides non-hospital emergency services for adults 18 and older with mental health, substance abuse or co-occurring issues. Consumers may be admitted up to three days with services including, but not limited to, observation, evaluation, emergency treatment and referral, when necessary, for inpatient psychiatric or substance abuse services.


Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care

2414 E Shawnee Bypass
Muskogee, OK 74403


Rotations: Ambulatory medicine, internal medicine service, neurology, inpatient Psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, family Medicine


The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) serves more than 52,000 Veterans in 25 counties in eastern Oklahoma.


EOVAHCS operates the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma which has 89 operating beds, including inpatient behavioral health and inpatient rehabilitation. EOVAHCS also operates community-based outpatient clinics in Muskogee, Tulsa, Idabel, McAlester, and Vinita.


Oklahoma Forensic Center

24800 S 44220 Rd
Vinita, OK 74301


Rotation: Forensic Psychiatry


The Oklahoma Forensic Center (OFC) is the largest inpatient behavioral health facility in the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services system. It is in a rural area of Oklahoma, about 60 miles northeast of Tulsa, and serves all 77 counties of Oklahoma as the only inpatient forensic facility. The agency has approximately 200 inpatient beds on eight separate units, housing persons who have been found incompetent for adjudication or adjudicated as Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. In addition, OFC provides outpatient evaluations of adjudicative competency for 14 counties, including the two largest counties in Oklahoma (Oklahoma and Tulsa counties). OFC has recently moved into a newly constructed building which contains intern office space, a mock courtroom, group rooms, and other beneficial treatment facilities.


St. Francis Health System - Laureate

6655 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74136


Rotation: Inpatient Psychiatry


Founded in 1989 by the William K. Warren Foundation, Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a private, not-for-profit freestanding psychiatric facility offering a full spectrum of inpatient to outpatient services in a warm, inviting atmosphere where patients actively participate in their own treatment.


Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital offers a comprehensive range of mental health care from full hospitalization to day treatment to outpatient services. Laureate specializes in the treatment of eating disorders for adults and adolescents, outpatient care for kids and adults and inpatient care for adults and seniors.  


Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic

1239 S Trenton Avenue

Tulsa, OK 74120


Rotations: Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Parkside is a private, not-for-profit 120-bed psychiatric hospital and outpatient clinic, specializing in mental health and substance abuse treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults.  Treatment options for mental health include inpatient, residential, intensive outpatient, and adolescent psychiatry.


Residency Curriculum By Year

The OSU Psychiatry Residency Program provides residents with a in depth education and extensive experience at clinical training sites across Oklahoma.

Inpatient Psychiatry 4 months Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
Inpatient Psychiatry 2 months Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center
Neurology 2 months Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic
Internal Medicine 2 months Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center
Family Medicine 1 month Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center
Pediatrics 1 month OSU Medicine - Pediatrics Clinic
Outpatient 12 months

OSU Behavioral Health Clinic,

Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic

PGY-3 & 4    
Inpatient Psychiatry 2 months Laureate Psychiatric Hospital

Consultation and

Liaison Psychiatry

4 months OSU Medical Center
Forensic Psychiatry 2 months Oklahoma Forensics Center
Addiction Psychiatry 2 months OSU Addiction Recovery Clinic
Geriatric Psychiatry 1 month Laureate Psychiatric Hospital
Inpatient Eating Disorders 2 months Laureate Psychiatric Hospital

Inpatient Child and

Adolescent Psychiatry

2 months Parkside Psychiatric Hospital

Inpatient Psychiatry

Senior Supervision

2 months Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
Elective Rotations 7 months Various sites

Didactics & Conferences

Structured didactics are a cornerstone of the Oklahoma State University Psychiatry program. Required readings, journal findings and research articles are a mainstay of the program.


Medical Student Clerkship

The Psychiatry Medicine Clerkship is a four-week block that takes place at various clinical training sites.


This setting provides a unique opportunity for direct patient care, access to fully equipped facilities, as well as a variety of specialty clinics providing on-site consultation services. In addition to learning from supervised patient care experiences, a variety of additional learning experiences will be incorporated.


For more information, please visit the Office of Clinical Education.

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